He finally ran out of steam. The man we believed so vehemently in finally became human. Dwyane Wade’s mortality, once again, made a sudden and emphatic appearance as Miami fell to Toronto missing two of their, arguably, four best players.
It isn’t truly the NBA playoffs until a game ends with you experiencing a mixture of queasiness, exhaustion, heart palpitations, anxiety, frustration and overwhelming jubilation. Game 1 of Heat-Raptors triggered all of these emotions for Heat fans everywhere.
In his postgame media session at TD Garden after losing in the first round to the Celtics in 2010, Wade made a vow. “This will be my last first-round exit for a while, I can tell you that.” Wade’s declaration has rung true.
“Twitter Film Room” is a user-friendly way to digest Nekias Duncan’s in-depth breakdowns of every Heat game, so they don’t go unnoticed. Consider this as a sort of a refresher before Miami’s next game.